The Argentine coach analyzed how his team faces the visit of Barcelona and made it clear that Costa would be the replacement for Luis Suárez in the eleven.
Diego Simeone appeared at a press conference to analyze how Atlético de Madrid arrives at the important duel against Barcelona this Saturday at 9:00 p.m. at the Wanda Metropolitano and He valued the loss of Luis Suárez after testing positive for coronavirus.
“We are part of society and we are with the possibility that some boy can touch him and we will have to go out with other players and wait for both Suárez and Lucas (Torreira) to recover as soon as possible,” said the coach.
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The virtues of Barça: “The best thing about Barça is that it has a goal. It will not affect anything for tomorrow’s game what is spoken outside … inside the dressing room it does not affect. We face a rival with hierarchy, a squad that is being renewed with young people with a phenomenal level. It will be hard, complex … They have an important speed when it comes to recovering the ball and an order … is the trait of Barcelona “.
How it has changed with Koeman: “The trait is the same, then it will have nuances according to the coach. He is trying to convey what the team shows in the field. Speed from recovery, order to work the exit … The coaches try to continue incorporating things, but the Barcelona’s trait is given by many footballers who have been at the club for years, especially the spine, Piqué, Busquets, Messi… ”.
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Koke’s good time: “He is a very important player, I have said it countless times, because of his tactics, because he first understands the needs of the team. He has grown a lot after the quarantine. He has done very well, with a more dynamic step, and that is reproduced in his team and the consequence takes the national team to that level. Koke, at some point not so positive in terms of football, is very important tactically, that sustains him when the game is not good. Today that everything is with him, he can develop everything. “
Carrasco: “Like many other boys, he is at a good level, he has been away for two or three weeks, he is already with the group all week. It shows that it is to play as well. There is a good competition. Saúl can play, he… ”.
Diego Costa could be a starter instead of Suárez: “He has the opportunity to come back against Barça, he’s fine, to play and taken into account to be able to start”.
Criticisms of Griezmann in Barcelona: “I have great personal affection for Griezman … I am not the one to comment on his affairs with Barcelona.”
The growth of Joao Felix: “We are talking about Joao Félix, and it will be Joao Félix, everything he does will be directed to his own name. It grows daily, it excites us and excites us “.